As a student of professor Badran's, via the Biotech Academy offered by LAVC, I was offered an insightful and delighting experience. Prior to joining the program, I had no college degree and little knowledge of the biotech industry. Yet, with the grace of her guidance, I was shown the wonders of the Biotech environment, and I now successfully maintain a job as an Assistant Manufacturer at a promising company, while continuing to pursue my first PhD in chemistry. Professor Badran is professional, knowledgeable, and very encouraging, all of which were displayed throughout an intensive courseload. Manufacturing Assistant at Hemacare.